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Coker Law Wins $18.25M Settlement for Residents Exposed to Toxic Landfill

Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2019

More than 600 individuals made claims against Hipps Road Landfill in the early 1990’s, claiming that toxins emitting from the dump site were causing a devastating loss of property value, a variety of detrimental medical issues, and the fact that the area’s cancer rate was six times the expected amount. A host of medical professionals testified that the range of ailments, including cancers, learning disabilities, neurological issues, birth defects, reproductive problems and many others, were due to the toxic exposure surrounding the site. Howard Coker and Charles Sorenson fought aggressively for more than 2 ½ years for their clients to receive justice, successfully winning a settlement of $18.25 million.